Monday, June 24, 2024

Date for Banks Peninsula board by-election confirmed

A by-election to fill a vacancy representing the Lyttelton subdivision on the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board will be held next year, Christchurch City Council has announced.

The by-election was prompted by the resignation of Reuben Davidson, who has been elected to Parliament.

Christchurch City Council Electoral Officer, Jo Daly says the by-election is a great opportunity for someone to represent the Lyttelton community on the community board.

“We really encourage people to look at the information available and consider what they have to offer, and how they can get involved.”

Electoral legislation requires that if a vacancy arises on council or a community board more than twelve months before the next triennial election, an election must be held.

The by-election will be held on Saturday 17 February 2024, and will be conducted by postal vote.

Nominations for the vacancy open on 24 November 2023 and close at 12 noon on 22 December 2023.  Nomination forms are available online at ccc.govt.nz/elections or from Te Hononga Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street.

All candidates must be New Zealand citizens and enrolled on the Parliamentary residential electoral roll. Candidates will need to be nominated for the position by two people who are enrolled on the Lyttelton community subdivision electoral roll.

If only one nomination is received, a voting process will not be held. If more than one nomination is received, voting will open on 26 January 2024 and close at noon on 17 February 2024. Progress results will be announced on the afternoon of 17 February 2024.

Completed nomination documents can emailed to elections@ccc.govt.nz or submitted to the electoral officer or electoral official at Civic Offices.

Nominations must be on the official nomination form, and all documents must be complete and received before 12 noon on 22 December 2023.

Electoral Officer Jo Daly and the electoral team can be contacted on 03 941 8581 or at elections@ccc.govt.nz.

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